Students learning about campus at orientation

New Student Orientation

Your life as an SMC Roadrunner is about to begin!

All students starting at SMC for the first time are expected to complete New Student Orientation.

During our two-part orientation, you’ll learn about campus resources, how to plan your schedule and pick courses that fit your degree plan, and how to succeed at SMC. You’ll also connect with an advisor who will go over your degree requirements, answer your questions, and walk you through the registration process.

Parents are welcome to participate in orientation with you. 

Part One: Online Orientation Module

Part one is completely online and can be completed any time from your computer or phone. The online orientation module covers the following information:

  • Getting Started at SMC
  • Advising
  • Financial Aid and Scholarships
  • Academic Support and Tutoring
  • Student Resources for Success
  • Campus Life

After completing part one, you may sign up for part two to register for classes.

LAUNCH ONLINE ORIENTATION

You’ll log in to the module using your SMC Wired username and password, which you received on your acceptance letter. 

How to Access SMC Wired

To access your SMC Wired account and SMC email, log in to SMC Wired at smcwired.swmich.edu using the Wired ID and password you received on your acceptance letter. Once logged in, click the Email tab.

If you need to reset your password, email the Help Desk at support@swmich.edu or 269-782-1230.

Part Two: Register for Classes

Part two is when you’ll talk with advisors and register for your first semester of classes. You’ll learn about the degree requirements for your program and how to choose courses and register for other semesters. You’ll also have the option to tour campus if desired. 

Important: To make part two as simple as possible, please complete the following steps prior to completing part two:

  • Send us your final high school transcript.
  • Send us your SAT/ACT scores, if you've taken either test in the last ten years.
  • After your transcript and test scores have been received, an advisor will let you know if you need to take any placement tests and how to schedule them. Remote and on-campus testing is available and should be completed at least two weeks prior to your orientation date.
  • File the FAFSA, including SMC's school code 002317.

For Students Starting at SMC in September 2021

For fall semester, part two will be held on campus. You will choose one of the dates below to come to campus to learn more about SMC and meet with an advisor to register for classes. 

Sessions are held on the Dowagiac campus unless otherwise noted.

Sign Up for On-Campus Orientation

Fall Orientation Part Two Dates

Friday, May 7 | Morning—FULL

Wednesday, May 19 | Morning

Wednesday, May 26 | Afternoon

Friday, June 11 | Morning

Friday, June 18 | Morning

Wednesday, June 23 | Evening | Niles Campus*

Friday, July 9 | Morning

Friday, July 16 | Morning

Wednesday, July 21 | Evening | Niles Campus*

Wednesday, July 28 | Morning

 

*Note: Students in the Health Information Technology, Industrial Technology, Robotics, and Welding programs should sign up for a Niles Campus orientation.

Orientation for Spring 2021 has passed. Information on orientation for Spring 2022 will be released as the semester draws near.